Natural change

Date: Friday, October 16, 2020

When: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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The role of leadership in creating systemic change. Case studies from Plymouth, Cornwall and Scotland. With Natural Change: Sustainability Leadership and Public Health Plymouth.

Natural change - role of leadership in creating systemic change. Case studies from Plymouth, Cornwall and Scotland with Natural Change: Sustainability Leadership and Public Health Plymouth

This free webinar is brought to you by Green Minds, a city-wide movement to find innovative nature-based solutions to solve environmental challenges and give nature a voice.

We all know by now, business as usual is not enough if we are to stop the destruction of the natural world and the massive impacts to our way of life. With Sir David Attenborough’s recent documentary ‘Extinction: The Facts’, shocking many, California wildfires raging, and the residents of Fairbourne being declared as the UKs first climate refugees - it is clear a shift change is needed in thinking and action.

This webinar will feature the change happening right here in Plymouth, and how we can take a systems approach to nature-based solutions that restore nature, manage environmental challenges and support our communities. Hosted by Jemma Sharman Green Minds programme manager; we are delighted to introduce you to Morag Watson, Rachael Bice and Gary Wallace.

Morag and Rachael are both deeply involved in the Natural Change approach, designing and delivering programmes for organisational change, personal development and of leading groups in wild places.

Not available at the time of the webinar? Don’t worry – please continue to register your place as this webinar will be available to attendees after the event!

The speakers ~

Morag is a specialist in behaviour change and Learning for Sustainability with over twenty years’ experience, and is Director of Policy for Scottish Renewables. As Policy Officer with WWF, Morag led the original Natural Change Project. She has advised the Scottish Government on sustainable development, climate change and education, and worked as a Learning for Sustainability adviser to UNESCO. In her current role she sits on a range of Scottish Government advisory groups focused on the role of renewable energy in achieving Scotland’s target of net-zero climate change emissions by 2045.

Rachael moved to Yorkshire in 2019 from Cornwall to lead the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust team. She brings 20 years of experience across the public sector, mainly focused on strategic change through partnership and policy development. She was the Environmental Growth and Partnership Manager pioneering Cornwall Council’s Environmental Growth approach. She is an RSA Fellow and a member of Homeward Bound, an international leadership network for women seeking to create a more sustainable world.

Gary is Public Health Specialist of the Office of the Director of Public Health at Plymouth City Council. Gary began his career in Mental Health nursing before moving into the field of substance misuse and then to public health. In the course of his career he has held clinical, developmental, managerial, research and strategic roles. He is an Honorary University Fellow at the Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry and a field supervisor for the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He has a long-standing interest in improving the commissioning and delivery of services for people with complex needs and multiple vulnerabilities. He is currently working in an advisory capacity on the development of systems thinking around Nature Based Solutions within Plymouth’s environment sector in the Future Parks Accelerator and Green Minds programmes.